DJ Mag reveals 2012 Top 100 DJs poll results

The results of the ever-contentious DJ Mag Top 100 DJ poll for 2012 have been announced, with the leading name in trance Armin van Buuren taking the #1 spot. You can read how he did it again in our sit-down with Armin van Buuren from ADE. In 2011, the poll saw a shift in the ranks. After a four-year stranglehold of the #1 position, Armin was unseated by David Guetta. Now, following a strong 12 months at the helm of A State Of Trance and Armada, the Dutchman has reclaimed his spot for a fifth year. In the second and third spots respectively are Stereosonic headliners Tiesto and Avicii, with Guetta now in the #4 spot. Dutch big-room gun and Future Music Festival recruit Hardwell made one of the poll’s biggest jumps to #6.

The results were just announced at a special ceremony during Amsterdam Dance Event. It’s the kick-off of a whirlwind night for Armin. He’s starting things off by DJing at Amsterdam Convention Factory alongside Hardwell, Arty, Sander van Doorn and R3hab, then flying by private jet to London for a party at Ministry Of Sound with Markus Schulz, Thomas Gold, Orjan Nilsen and Sean Tyas.

His return to the top spot of the poll is sure to vindicate the Armin acolytes. “I still believe in melodic, uplifting trance,” the DJ told inthemix this year. “If you listen to A State Of Trance, you’ll see I still support that and I’m not changing my sound. I’ve always made different-sounding tracks: Drowning, Feels So Good. And then I make tracks as Gaia, a track with Orjan Nilsen, or something like Suddenly Summer. I like to vary my palette, and I have no illusions that everyone will love everything I do. Staying stuck in one sound doesn’t inspire me.”

1. Armin van Buuren

2. Tiesto

3. Avicii

4. David Guetta

5. Deadmau5

6. Hardwell

7. Above & Beyond

8. Dash Berlin

9. Afrojack

10. Skrillex

11. Headhunterz

12. Swedish House Mafia

13. Markus Schulz

14. Gareth Emery

15. Steve Aoki

16. Paul van Dyk

17. Nicky Romero

18. Sander Van Doorn

19. Aly & Fila

20. Alesso

21. ATB

22. Ferry Corsten

23. Axwell

24. Dada Life

25. W&W

26. Fedde Le Grand

27. Noisecontrollers

28. Arty

29. Laidback Luke

30. Kaskade

31. Calvin Harris

32. Orjan Nilsen

33. Knife Party

34. Sebastian Ingrosso

35. Chuckie

36. Zatox

37. Coone

38. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

39. Cosmic Gate

40. Porter Robinson

41. Wildstylez

42. Angerfist

43. Infected Mushroom

44. Daft Punk

45. Carl Cox

46. Nervo

47. Pete Tha Zouk

48. Martin Solveig

49. Brennan Heart

50. Tenishia

51. Zedd

52. Eric Prydz

53. Bobina

54. Madeon

55. John O’ Callaghan

56. DJ Feel

57. Steve Angello

58. Omina

59. Umek

60. Wolfgang Gartner

61. Antoine

62. Tommy Trash

63. Francis Davila

64. D-Block and S-TE-FAN

65. Tritonal

66. Bingo Players

67. Psyko Punkz

68. Shogun

69. Paul Oakenfold

70. Benny Benassi

71. Tydi

72. Mat Zo

73. R3Hab

74. Quentin Mosimann

75. Wasted Penguinz

76. Dirty South

77. Andrew Rayel

78. Richie Hawtin

79. Frontliner

80. Myon & Shane54

81. Heatbeat

82. Thomas Gold

83. Nero

84. Roger Shah

85. Feed Me

86. Mike Candys

87. Andy Moor

88. Ran D

89. Richard Durand

90. Felguk

91. Paul Kalkbrenner

92. Moonbeam

93. Sean Tyas

94. Bob Sinclar

95. Netsky

96. Neelix

97. Mark Knight

98. John Digweed

99. Da Tweekaz

100. Project 46

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